PEP on path module for standard library

Harald Armin Massa haraldarminmassa at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 13:14:18 CEST 2005


>Having path descend from str/unicode is extremely useful since I can
>then pass a path object to any function someone else wrote without
>having to worry about whether they were checking for basestring.
I use path.py from Jason to encapsulate a lot of the windows plattform
specialities of path dealing.
Being able to use path-opjects at every place where I would use str or
unicode is very essential, because I often use Python to tame Excel and
Word. To open files within these programms needs some "plain str" as
"PATH" for the file. (which, of course, can also be down by ways to
"convert" PATH to STRING.

Harald




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